Have you ever performed an innocent Google search, just to find your WHOLE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN?! Because that's exactly what happened to us here at Serious Eats a few weeks back, when we simply had to know what qualified as the world's largest berry.
Well. Turns out, it's watermelon. Which only begged the question what else is berry? The short answer: possibly everything, excepting fruits like strawberries, blackberries, and mulberries (don't worry, the blueberry's integrity is still intact). Minds. Blown.
Okay, yes, I'm exaggerating, but it is true that eggplants, squashes, avocados, bananas, and cucumbers aren't just any old fruits—they're berries. And that's just the tip of the iceberg that is the mightily complex world of botanical nomenclature. Luckily, we came across this handy poster from our friends over at Pop Chart Lab to help put some order to this madness. And, even luckier for you, we're giving away three copies of 'The Various Varieties of Fruits' to ensure that you never have the same brain-shattering experience that leads to, well, this:
To win, tell us in the comments below: what's your favorite "vegetable" that's secretly a fruit?
Contest will end and comments will close at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14. One entry per community member. Winners must provide US mailing address, sorry, posters cannot be shipped abroad. Standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.